HERE’S WHAT I/WE DO
Well, one of things I do when not traveling, speaking, and training is I write and edit training manuals such as the one below. In that past month or so, Phil Graf and I have gone back and forth, editing material from our most recent trainings. Each time we train, we revise our training manual to reflect the increasing input of national leaders. Whew, it’s a lot of work.
We are now on our 11th draft of Phase 4, our 12th draft of Phase 2 (“Empowering Leaders for Multiplication”), and our 17th drafts of both Phase 1 (“Romans as a Life and Misional Map”), and Phase 3 (“Aligning Your Heart with Father-God’s Heart”).
Three weeks before a scheduled training, we send these manuals to the national leaders who will co-train with us, so that they have time to digest the material we will present (our upcoming training will be is three cities in Uganda from February 5-19).
Here is the Cover Page and Table of Contents for our just edited Phase 4:
THE BOOK OF ACTS AND MULTIPLYING VIRAL, MISSIONAL, CHURCH-PLANTING MOVEMENTS
By Linus Morris and Phil Graf…with input from Doug Dorman and indigenous leaders from around the globe
Published by On-Expedition: www.onexpedition.org
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SESSION 1 — Page 5
In Jerusalem (Acts 1:1-26); Four Phases of On-Expedition Training; 4 Purposes of Acts; Leadership and Church Multiplication
SESSION 2 — Page 26
The Witness in Jerusalem (Acts 1:1-6:7); “Church Growth”; Exemplar (Europe); Importance of DNA
SESSION 3 — Page 43
The Witness of Stephen (Acts 6:8-7:59); Challenges to Missional Movements; Importance of Critical Mass and Nets
SESSION 4 — Page 61
The Witness of Phillip (Acts 6:8-8:40); Church Planting Movement Plateaus, Breaking Plateaus; Leadership Roles
SESSION 5 — Page 76
Conversion of Saul/Paul; Beginning of the Gentile Mission (Acts 9-12); Approaches to Evangelism; Harvest Principles
SESSION 6 — Page 85
Turning Point of Acts; The Conversion of Cornelius…and Peter…(9:32-12:24); Paul’s First Missional Journey (47-49 A.D./Acts 12:25-14:28); Reaching Cities; Dynamics of Church Planting Movements
SESSION 7 — Page 98
The Jerusalem Counsel; Paul’s Second Missional Journey (Acts 15:1-18:22); The Importance of Team; Overcoming Obstacles to Multiplication; Importance of Development Pathways
SESSION 8 — Page 113
Paul’s Third Missional Journey (Acts 18:23-21:17); Paul and the Ephesians Elders; Approaches to Church Planting; Exemplar (Ggaba)
SESSION 9 — Page 129
The Church at Syrian Antioch (Acts 13); Structure Your Church and Movement for Growth
SESSION 10 — Page 137
The Church at Thessalonica (Acts 17:1-8; 1st and 2nd Thessalonians); Exemplars/Case Studies (Soroti/Rukungiri/India/Brazil)
SESSION 11 — Page 143
Acts 29; Certificates of Completion (Phases 1, 2, 3, and 4); Church Multiplication—to the Ends of the Earth
WORKSHOP, BIBLICAL, PRACTICAL, INTERACTIVE
Our training workshops, as the heading suggests, are done in Workshop (not lecture) format, and are biblically-based, interactive, and practical. Each time we present one of our phases, national leaders take an increased role, until they are doing all the training of that phase.
Please pray as we head to Uganda in February and Brazil in April. Here is a photo of some of the friends we were just with whom we have ministered with, including our son and wife Dani (in ministry with Adventure of the Heart).
Thanks for being “On Expedition” with us. We are believing God for great and mighty things in 2015.
Because He is Great and Mighty,
Linus and Sharon